Dimly Lit Meals for One - Heartbreaking Tales of Sad Food and Even Sadder Lives

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Author: Tom Kennedy

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784188557

Category: Cooking

Page: 300

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Dimly Lit Meals for One is an anthology of despair for all the people out there who have ever seasoned a dish with the bitter salt of their own tears. Based on the popular tumblr this book features never-before-seen photographs of humanity at its lowest culinary ebb, accompanied by tragicomic stories that will either leave you crying with laughter, or just crying ('Dimly Lit Meals for One will make you laugh till you're no longer hungry' – Washington Post). Inside these pages you'll meet a cast of colourless characters trapped in a kitchen hell of their own devising, witness their struggles to fulfil their recommended five a day, and marvel at how much human misery can be heaped onto a single plate. Fuelled by the author’s first-hand experience at the dark heart of miserable food photography, Dimly Lit Meals for One is the culmination of 'one man's quest to chronicle the most depressing dinners on the internet.' (Buzzfeed). Bigger, sadder, and funnier than ever before, this book serves up bite-sized portions of hilarity and heartbreak alongside some of the most inept food photography ever seen. You'll think differently about the dinnertimes you've spent bathed in the radioactive glow of the microwave and, perhaps you'll even be inspired to share your own dimly lit meals with the rest of the world. Or not.

Debt of Honor

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Author: Tom Clancy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101002360

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

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Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse. He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage. Yamata's motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths—America. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion. When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family's car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U. S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action. As Yamata's plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. There's only one man to find out who the culprit is—Jack Ryan, the new President's National Security Advisor.

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Itwewina

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Author: Arok Wolvengrey,Freda Ahenakew,University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center

Publisher: University of Regina Press

ISBN: 9780889771277

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 622

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This two-volume Cree dictionary documents the Cree language. It provides both a guide to its spoken form for non-speakers and a guide to its written forms (both SRO and Syllabics) for speakers and non-speakers alike. The goal has thus been to collect the vocabulary of Cree as it is spoken by fluent speakers in much of western Canada, whether elders or young people. The words recorded herein have been gathered from diverse sources, including elicitation, recorded conversations and narrative, and publications of many kinds.

Prison Conditions in the Soviet Union

A Report of Facilities in Russia and Azerbaidzhan

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Author: Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.),Robert Kushen,Herman Schwartz,Abner J. Mikva

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9781564320490

Category: Political Science

Page: 62

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Looking for Mr. Legba

A Voodoo Quest

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Author: Richard Laister

Publisher: Arena books

ISBN: 1906791449

Category: Travel

Page: 200

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At school in the late 1960s a Ghanaian fellow pupil brought to Richard Laister's attention the historic links between the West Indies, West Africa, the Atlantic slave trade, and the Voodoo religion. Forty years later, the author slipped away to explore these historic connections. In this book he describes a series of extended journeys above the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, focussing on Voodoo as a lens through which to observe the traditional ways of life still practised in this part of the world. Ghana, Togo, Burkino Faso and Benin remain, so he discovers, hardly touched by Western tourism and the cultural steamroller of globalisation. Arriving in Accra, Richard is welcomed by a retired colonel of the Ghanaian army, who is the first of several West Africans he meets to lament the passing of colonial rule. The Colonel provides a rare opportunity to attend a Voodoo funeral, where the corpse, dressed as a bride, is seated upon a throne to receive her guests. Here the author first discovers, Legba, god of entrances, crossroads, mirrors, and sunlight - a divine messenger, trickster, and Janus-faced herald of joy and terror. The funeral is a prelude to a series of adventures, in which comical and macabre incidents combine to form a unique West African mix. In every village the author finds sacrificial altars dedicated to Legba, who emerges as a universal object of veneration. From Ghana, Richard busses north to Ouagadougou, and then to Benin, heartland of Voodoo, where he receives a blessing from a powerful sorcerer. He survives a riot in Lome, Togo, in which there are many casualties, only to visit the President of the Republic's palace - a mysterious mock French chateau, whose owner has not crossed its portal for 20 years due to a curse. The author's odyssey through West Africa leads him to question rational interpretations of reality, reminding us of Scipio Africanus who more than 2,000 years ago declared, 'Out of Africa, always something strange emerges!'

The Fourth Star

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Author: Bill Simmons

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781463445904

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Robert Candell is devastated when his close friend and mentor, Jack Marsel, suddenly dies. Robert is soon hired by a mysterious organization known only as "the group" and learns that his friend Jack had secretly worked for this mysterious group. Robert and the group work to stop the corporate greed that is destroying our environment and hope to provide a better world for our future generations. When disaster strikes, due to corporate greed, Robert and the group must work to make those corporate executives who they hold responsible for the disaster pay for their actions and send a message to other corporate executives that the destruction of the planet and our ecosystems will no longer be tolerated. Twist and turns take the reader through secret groups, clandestine meetings, international intrigue and adventure, corporate greed, political corruption, earth changes, and global climate change. Who is this mysterious group that has the ablility and the determination to take on the government, corporations, and the global elite? What is the Fourth Star?

The Rough Guide to Australia

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405388900

Category: Travel

Page: 1024

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The Rough Guide to Australia is your indispensable guide to one of the most unmissable countries on earth. Packed with practical information on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Oz, from sunrise walks around Uluru to viewing Kangaroo Island's wild seals, sea lions, kangaroos and koalas; bush-camping safaris in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to exhilarating helicopter flights down the dramatic gorges of Aboriginal-owned Nitmiluk National Park - not forgetting the stunning harbour side bars and restaurants of Sydney. Written by a team of widely-travelled, dedicated authors, this Rough Guide will help you to discover the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and festivals around Australia, whatever your budget. Plus, you'll find expert background on Australia's history, wildlife, cinema and fascinating aboriginal culture and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Australia.

Dimly Lit Room

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Author: Daniel Beaupre

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312046368

Category: Fiction

Page: 70

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A man attempts to commit suicide, fails and awakens in a hospital room. He then goes on a trip to attempt to discover who he is.

Tanner Blue

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Author: Valerie Haynes Perry

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615237088

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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What if you remembered being born?Imagine your awakening...Tanner Blue is an African-American woman named after the black painter, Henry Tanner. Her memory of being born inspires Tanner Blue to explore her own potential as an artist. Nurtured by her father and discouraged by her mother, Tanner Blue resorts to the artist's weapon of choice-imagination-in order to pursue her dream. Destiny leads Tanner Blue to a magical world that tests her creative abilities and alters her relationship to reality forever.Tanner Blue is set on the dreamy North Coast of California and in the enticing territory of Blackton. This novel embodies universal themes of duty, alienation, and self-fulfillment. In the traditions of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Richard Bach's Illusions, the lessons in Tanner Blue are familiar yet profound.Preview Tanner Blue.